About the Event

Last year, ConUHacks gave almost 400 students the opportunity to create and interact with students and tech industry professionals. This year, ConUHacks will be a 24 hour hackathon with 400+ participants. It will be held at Concordia University in the heart of downtown Montreal, Canada. The event is open to all university students that have a passion for creating things with technology!

Students will form teams of four to work on their project (or 'hack') for 24 straight hours. Projects are open format, which means that you can hack on web, mobile, desktop, or hardware applications. Company mentors will be available throughout the event for questions to make sure beginners and experts alike will have the help they need to successfully develop their project. All teams will demo their hacks at the end of the event and winners will be chosen by company mentors.

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FAQs

  • How much will it cost?

    Absolutely nothing! :D Even the food is on us.

  • What if I don’t have a team?

    No problem! You can reach out to other participants on our Facebook Event to create a team of 4 before the event. We will also be hosting a team building session prior to the start of hacking on the day of the event. You may also hack solo if you wish.

  • How will my project be judged?

    Industry experts will browse the demos at the end of the event, asking questions and choosing their favorites. From these selections, the best-of-the-best will be compared and a select few will get the chance to present in front of everyone at the closing ceremony.

  • Where can I register ?

    You can Register here!

  • What if I'm new to programming?

    That's totally ok! Hackathons are a great place to learn. We're going to have tutorials and mentors to support you during the event.

  • Who is allowed to attend ConUHacks?

    Attending ConUHacks is exclusive to students, we welcome all students, regardless of program.

  • Should I bring extra hardware?

    Yes, you may bring additional hardware if you have a project in mind. We will also have hardware that you can borrow to use in your hack. More details will be provided at the event.

  • I am unable to register because of my email?

    If you're using an educational email but still get an error or are a student and don't have an educational email, send us an email at info@hackconcordia.com

  • What should I prepare prior to the event?

    It’s a good idea to setup your computer with some development software such as an IDE (i.e. Android Studio, XCode), a version control tool (i.e. Git). You don't want to spend a large chunk of time downloading software at the event, do it beforehand!

  • Should I start my project before the hackathon?

    No. All work on projects should be done at the event. You can read up on different APIs and frameworks but all code should be written during ConUHacks.

  • What to bring:

    Laptop and charger, Cellphone and charger, Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), Extra clothes

  • Is there any travel reimbursement?

    We cannot guarantee travel reimbursements. Reimbursements will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

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